## Table of Contents

**Random Walk** — How Now, Mad Cow? — Microbes on Martian
Meteorite? — Galileo Shoots the Moons — Caltech Almost Makes the Movies

**The Nodes Know**
— by Douglas L. Smith

Large computers made up of many small nodes are changing the
way science is done.

**A Centennial History of the Prime Number Theorem**
— by Tom M. Apostol

The best mathematical minds of Europe tried to find rhyme or
reason in the pattern of distribution of prime numbers.

**Books** — *The End of Science* by John Horgan

**Observing the End of the Universe**
— by Anthony C . S. Readhead

A new telescope to image the cosmic background radiation will
provide a picture of the universe when it was 300,000 years old.

**Faculty File**